Contributed by Abbe Museum
This postcard shows the Wabanaki sale tents at the southeast end of Ledgelawn Avenue in Bar Harbor during the 1890s.
Wabanaki Indians (especially the Passamaquoddies and Penobscots) came to Mount Desert Island seeking relief from the confines of reservation life, along with the economic opportunities presented by a popular resort. For them, the island was a familiar place long frequented by their ancestors for fishing, hunting, and gathering and the rusticators who vacationed there provided a new opportunity to earn a living while remaining true to their heritage.
About This Item
- Title: Wabanaki encampment, Bar Harbor, ca. 1890
- Creation Date: 1904
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Town: Bar Harbor
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: I-100.33
- Collection: Archives - Native Americans, Historic
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Passamaquoddy Indians
- Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians
- Indians of North America--Maine--Passamaquoddy Indians
- Indians of North America
- Indian encampments--Maine--Bar Harbor
- Penobscot Indians
- Tourism--Maine--Bar Harbor
- Ledgelawn Avenue (Bar Harbor, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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